NBC Airs Dolly Parton’s Life Story

Dolly Parton is nearing 70 — she’ll be among the first baby boomers to hit that milestone in January — but as she tells AARP’s Justin Kirkland here, “I’m never going to retire.” That’s just a snippet from Kirkland’s conversation with Parton about the movies she’s making these days. The two Tennesseans (Dolly’s from Locust Ridge, Justin from Seymour) talked in particular about Parton’s life story, Coat of Many Colors, which airs Thursday at 9 p.m. (8c) on NBC. After serving as executive …

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Drop By

“It’s good to be alive!” declared a tearful Michael Douglas, the guest of honor at our Movies for Grownups Gala Countdown luncheon in New York on Thursday. Douglas — who told us he’s still cancer-free five years after being diagnosed with tongue cancer — attended with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. She applauded loudly when it was announced that Michael will receive our Career Achievement Award at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills February 8. In a moving toast, …

A Date with Tina Turner and Joan Allen’s Tale of Two Moms

Tina Turner Lends an Ear The Hear the World Foundation, which promotes hearing health around the planet, just let us riffle their 2016 Celebrity Calendar, with photos by singer Bryan Adams. Among the celebs: Rosamund Pike, Naomie Harris, director Wim Wenders…and Miss June, the legendary Tina Turner.   Dorothy’s Dress: We’re Not in K-Mart Any More! A blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz just sold for $1.56 million at a New York auction. If you’re …

Incoming: Sally Field; Out Now: Julia Roberts

Sally Rides Again Roadside Attractions gave us a sneak peek at the poster for Sally Field’s new movie, Hello, My Name Is Doris, opening in March. Understandably, we love the tag line: “She’s not ready to act her age.” From the looks of the poster and trailer, Doris — with her oversize hair bow and zany outfits — might be a welcome return to the big-hearted characters Field created for classics like Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias and Norma Rae.   The New …

A Perfect Weekend for Man-Made Disasters

In theaters, two major films continue the season’s flood of true-life stories, while two others explore the dynamics of troubled families. At home, a sitcom classic gets the box-set treatment — and an immortal detective solves one last case.    Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice   Trumbo Bryan Cranston is compelling as Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter jailed and blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1940s. The film resists demonizing Hollywood commie-hunters in favor of showing how polarizing …

Weekend: Bond, Beatles, Boston — and Charlie Brown

An instant classic, the newest James Bond movie and a visit with favorite old comic-strip pals make this a good weekend to hit the cineplex. You homebodies, meanwhile, can curl up with the Beatles and two of the year’s most memorable films.    Designates a Movies for Grownups Editors’ Choice   Spotlight This is one of the year’s best films. Like the crusading newspapermen and -women it honors, Spotlight doesn’t shut down until it gets the story right. Michael Keaton …